Proclamations help to create a public awareness of special events and are intended for the betterment of the community. Occasionally the City receives requests from organizations or internal departments to declare or proclaim certain dates for specific causes (e.g. Race Relations Week, International Women's Day, etc.). A proclamation may be issued for a day, a week or a month.

Requesting a proclamation

The City's policy states that proclamations are undertaken only on matters that relate directly to the specific operations of the municipality. Once reviewed and approved the Proclamation will be posted on the City website.

Proclamation requests must be sent to the Office of the City Clerk three weeks prior to the special occasion. Return the completed form to:

Office of the City Clerk Attn: Proclamations
500 Donald Street East, First Floor
Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 5V3

Fax: 807-625-2233
Email: proclamations@thunderbay.ca

If you are requesting a proclamation for the first time, please provide details on your organization and the relevance of the proclamation to the City of Thunder Bay. As well, please provide a draft of the proclamation. The Office of the City Clerk reserves the right to edit the proclamation to ensure proper format and grammar.

Request a proclamation application form


 

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Food Allergy Awareness Month

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022 04:00 AM

MAY, 2022

WHEREAS, Food Allergy Awareness Month was established as a national month of encouraging food allergy awareness and supporting those who are impacted by food allergy and anaphylaxis; and

WHEREAS, Food allergy affects over 3 million Canadians, including approximately 500,000 children; and

WHEREAS, a food allergy is an immune system response to a food the body mistakenly believes is harmful. When a person with food allergy eats the food, his or her immune system releases massive amounts of chemicals,...

Jewish Heritage Month

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022 04:00 AM

MAY, 2022

WHEREAS, there is a historic Jewish population in the City of Thunder Bay and this population reflects the rich and varied history of the Jewish people. Comprising a population tracing its origins to many different parts of the world, and embracing the many different traditions and practices within Judaism;

WHEREAS, Statistics Canada notes that the Jewish population in the country is approximately 400,000 people, more than 1% of the total Canadian population, making it the fourth-largest...

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022 04:00 AM

MAY 2022

WHEREAS, It is imperative that communities across Canada be reminded of importance of sun safety; and

WHEREAS, Over-exposure to UV radiation is one of the major causes o melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers; and

WHEREAS, Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. 1 in 6 Canadians born in the 1990’s will get skin cancer in their lifetimes; and

WHEREAS, Many people seek sun without taking the advisable precautionary measures and are unaware that any darkening of skin colour, including a...

Human Values Day

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022 04:00 AM

APRIL 24, 2022

WHEREAS, raising and increasing awareness of the basic Human Value of truth, right conduct, peace, love and non-violence, as well as all the multiple sub values like honesty, integrity, kindness and caring in the City of Thunder Bay is a primary goal of this wonderful city; and

WHEREAS, these values are inherent in all creeds, countries, cultures and communities, making these values truly Values without Boarders; and

WHEREAS, making the City of Thunder Bay a ‘City of Character’ is for...

National Volunteer Week

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022 04:00 AM

APRIL 24-30, 2022

WHEREAS, 24 million Canadian volunteers give their time to help others, contributing close to 5 billion volunteer hours per year; and

WHEREAS, volunteers in Thunder Bay mentor our children, support those feeling isolated, beautify our green spaces, and fundraise for our charitable organizations; and

WHEREAS, volunteers in Thunder Bay have stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic to support families, friends, neighbours and strangers, people standing up to systemic racism, and people...